Valentines sprinkles and strawberry marshmallows come together to make these Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats the tastiest (and easiest!) Valentines treat out there!
We aren't super into Valentine's Day at our house. I mean, I guess it's a good excuse to splurge on a slice of chocolate cake and fine wine. (But I don't usually need an excuse for that....) However, growing up, Valentines Day was so much fun at school.
Putting together Valentine boxes, writing my name on cute Valentines cards, and having fun parties with my classmates, playing games and getting our fill of chocolates and juice.
Apparently here in Ankeny, having treats on Valentines Day isn't allowed at school (wait, whaaaat??). Yep. Instead of having a chocolate attached to your valentine at school, it has to be something like a bouncy ball, pencil, or stickers. I mean, stickers are fun, but that's just not the same.
So, hopefully that's not the case at your kids' school so they can bring these festive Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats for their friends! And if they can't bring them to school, that's a pretty legit excuse to keep them home and enjoy with the family! 🙂
How do I make Rice Krispie Pops?
Of course, you can cut the treats into squares and serve them as is, but how fun are they as a Rice Krispie pop?! Simply use a cookie cutter to cut into heart shapes, insert a popsicle stick in the bottom, cover with a treat bag, and secure with ribbon.
I was trying to get a photo of McKinley holding the Rice Krispie pop, but it just wasn't gonna happen. See proof below... haha! Is it normal for a 16-month old to have temper tantrums?? (Asking for a friend ;))
Whether your Valentine's Day will be spent out with the girls, on a romantic dinner date, or relaxing on the couch with the kids, I hope it's a great day. <3 -Kelsey
Strawberry Rice Krispies
Valentines sprinkles and strawberry marshmallows come together to make these the tastiest (and easiest!) Valentines treat out there!
-4 tablespoon butter
-1 8 oz bag strawberry marshmallows*
-5 c Rice Krispies cereal*
-¼ c Valentines sprinkles
- Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
- In a large microwaveable bowl, add the butter and marshmallows. Cook on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until the butter and marshmallows are melted.
- Add the Rice Krispies cereal and sprinkles and stir well.
- Using a greased rubber spatula, press the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Cool and cut into squares or cut into a heart with a cookie cutter.
*Can't find strawberry marshmallows?? Use strawberry Rice Krispies instead! Or even better....use strawberry marshmallows AND strawberry Rice Krispies! 🙂